I have been trying to write a HeidiTown blog post for weeks. Let’s face it, this year has been a punch in the gut. I’m not traveling right now and with everything else that’s happening—pandemic, forest fires, nasty politics, continued event cancellations—any creativity that I may have had has left the building (along with my sanity). This website has been neglected since I did the road trip campaign to Southern
I’ve attended this festival a number of times and it always makes my list of best mountain destination beer festivals. Find out why in today’s Featured Festival post. Location, Location, Location First, let’s talk about the location of Fall Back Beer Fest. Estes Park is a short drive from Denver, but oh so far away. When is the last time you saw an elk cross Larimer Street? On our last
This event caught my eye because bluegrass music is always a good time and at $10, ticket prices are just right. This weekend Laporte, Colorado will be alive with the sound of the fiddle, banjo and guitar. It’s the First Annual Northern Colorado Bluegrass Festival to be held on Sunday, September 5 at Bar Double-S. Laporte is just six miles northwest of Fort Collins on Old US-287. Bar Double-S is
No matter your musical tastes, Colorado has got you covered this weekend; from bluegrass to jazz, from country to reggae, there’s a little something for everyone. First up, the 38th Annual Rocky Grass in Lyons, July 23-25, 2010. This festival is held at Planet Bluegrass Ranch, 500 W. Main, along the banks of the St. Vrain River, and features top-notch bluegrass acts. Doc Watson, Patty Loveless, and Tony Rice, along
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I recently discovered Mandolin Cafe at 210 East 4th Street in Loveland, Colorado. This relatively new addition to downtown, is a funky coffee shop with a musical soul. Last Thursday evening, Stoll Vaughan, a singer/songwriter and stellar guitarist played a free show at Mandolin Cafe. Vaughan had approached owner Alex Zoll about playing at the coffee shop after Vaughan opened for The Elders at The Rialto Theater in Loveland,
I am writing an article about this band for the newspaper. During our interview today I discovered their CD release party is this weekend, so I decided to give them a plug here on HeidiTown. Mad Brad & his Trailer Trash Troubadours is a country/bluegrass band with what guitarist, lead vocalist and writer Brad Handley calls an “eclectic” sound. The CD is called “Everything u no iz Rong.” My favorite